Program Four: "Creators of the Future"

The 21st century challenges us to reclaim our damaged environment and feed a growing population. This hour introduces scientists who are turning to microbes for solutions and the tiny organisms who are making new cleanup technologies possible.

Resistance Fighters (Part 9 of 10)

As antibiotics lose their ability to control infectious diseases, scientists are busy looking for new, more effective drugs from the soil of a park in Vancouver to the radioactive environment of Chernobyl.

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A New Age (Part 10 of 10)

Explore the future of microbes and how they can improve the quality of life on Earth through genetic engineering, bioremediation and electronics.

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